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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

CINCINNATI – There is a short list of players the Buffalo Bills can least afford to lose this season, and tight end Charles Clay is near the top. Unfortunately for the Bills, that’s what happened Sunday in a 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Clay suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Willi…

CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills are shaking up their offensive line. Guard John Miller, who has started the first four games of the year, in a healthy inactive against the Bengals. He will be replaced in the lineup by veteran Vlad Ducasse. Rookie Dion Dawkins will start at left tackle even though veteran Cordy Glenn is active. Also inactive for the Bills are offensi…

The Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons Week Four battle is oozing with interesting one-on-one matchups, and I'm not just talking about Julio Jones vs. E.J. Gaines, or Preston Brown vs. Devonta Freeman. Both teams come into this game with well-balanced units, accurate quarterbacks, and an assortment of underrated players on defense. Let's assess the best individual mat…

BILLS-FALCONS MATCHUP WATCH Bills LBs vs. Atlanta RBs This is a rough matchup for the Bills' linebackers because running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are such good receivers out of the backfield. Atlanta has the best "base" offense in the NFL, running with either two backs or multiple tight ends 50 percent of the plays last season. QB Matt Ryan is more dan…

The Bills were hit with eight flags against the Broncos in Week Three. Four were on defense. Four were on offense. As a reminder, throughout the season, we will review all of the team's penalties from the previous game. Each penalty will be labeled based on its impact: Minimal Moderate Significant Let's examine all of Buffalo's penalties in their victory o…

The Buffalo Bills' cornerbacks were in the middle of the action all day in Sunday's win over the Denver Broncos. Denver targeted star receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders 24 times in the 26-16 Bills victory. They combined for 13 catches and 173 yards. But Bills cornerbacks Tre'Davious White and E.J. Gaines kept them out of the end zone and kept them from m…

Beyond run-game struggles, the Buffalo Bills put on a well-rounded performance in the victory over the Denver Broncos in Week Three. The defense and the passing game were on point. Leslie Frazier's unit has allowed just two touchdowns through three games. Tyrod Taylor was highly efficient as a passer, and even got Kaelin Clay and Nick O'Leary involved down the field.…

BILLS-BRONCOS MATCHUP WINNERS Bills O-line vs. Von Miller The premier pass-rusher in the NFL had a huge impact on the game. But he did not ruin the Bills' offense. Miller beat rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins for a sack on the first drive of the game. He beat right tackle Jordan Mills with a spin move and drew a holding penalty in the third quarter. He drew a chintzy …

The Buffalo Bills couldn't run, but that was OK. Trevor Siemian can't throw, and Stephen Hauschka could kick all day. The Bills were pugnacious Sunday, notching a 26-16 upset over the Denver Broncos at New Era Field. Denver suffocated LeSean McCoy, who ran 14 times for 21 yards. His 1.5-yard average was the fifth-worst of his career in a game when he had double-di…